Afro Anthology Series (AFS) is delighted to announce that three personal essays in the Selves Anthology have been shortlisted for the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards. The Brittle Paper award recognizes the finest, original pieces of writing by Africans published online. The Selves Anthology essays shortlisted are; The Miseducation of Gratitude by Sibongile Fisher, The Nervous Conditions of the Mother Tongue by Mapule Mohulatsi and Going to Gappah’s Geneva by Oris Aigbokhaevbolo (appeared in Selves print version), formally published as How to Gossip About African Writing in Geneva on Catapult Magazine.
The formal announcement of the shortlisted writers was made on the 4th of October, 2018 via the Brittle Paper website. The three Selves Anthology pieces appeared in two different categories; Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction and Brittle Paper Anniversary Award. The prize has five categories: the Brittle Paper Award for Fiction ($200), the Brittle Paper Award for Poetry ($200), the Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction ($200), the Brittle Paper Award for Essays & Think Pieces ($200), and the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award ($300) for writing published originally on Brittle Paper.
AFS congratulates all the Selves contributors in the shortlist including all the writers shortlisted in various cartegories.
The winners will be announced on Monday, November 19, 2018.